Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Rhonda Jean Russell

Blair County Prison, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Rhonda Jean Russell

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 21, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 17, 2021

Our deepest condolences from Session 19, Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy. Rest in peace Officer.

Session 19
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Academy

December 10, 2021

Thank you for your service, Corrections Officer Rhonda Jean Russell. This is truly sad to hear of such a tragic accident. Thank you again. My prayers are lifted for your family, friends and the Department. My prayers are also lifted on behalf of the Officer who tried to save your life. May God Bless and rest you in his peace; and, may God comfort the Officer involved as well. Praying for you.

God Bless,

Kim Durham
Christina Giannone - Police Officer City of Davis

December 8, 2021

RIP my angel may God welcome home

William Derrickson

December 7, 2021

Rest easy thank you for your service may your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Retired #8046 Jerry Matalone
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

December 5, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Corrections Officer Russell. May her soul rest peacefully rest in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 4, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

December 3, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corrections Officer Rhonda Russell. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Russell will be remembered.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 1, 2021

R.I.P God Bless and thank you for your service

Police Officer David Phillips
Townsend Police Department

November 30, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

November 30, 2021

It is true when they say.....

When an officer is killed,
it's not an agency that loses an officer,
It's an entire nation.

Rest in peace Officer Russell

Officer Sarah Smith
Lebanon County Correctional Facility, Pennsylvania

November 28, 2021

After losing one of my best friends at SCI-Somerset, I fully understand the pain you all have to bear. You will shed many tears and will for a long time. I will shed a tear with you as I will watch the stream from another area. I offer prayers of comfort and healing for all of the family, friends and co-workers!
Rest easy sister!

Sgt. Terry Hoffer (retired)
PA Dept. Of Corrections

November 28, 2021

Rest in peace officer Russell, thoughs and prayers to all family and friends in this difficult time.

Sgt. Mark Solis
Clearfield county

November 28, 2021

Officer Rhonda Jean Russell thank you for your service. Rest In Peace and blessings to your family and friends.

Retired Deputy Vaughn Anthony

November 28, 2021

Bless you Warrior and your family and the community you served.

Officer Buc Weaver

November 28, 2021

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5: 9. Prayers to her family, fellow officers and friends! RIP and thank you for your service.

Former Correctional Officer W. Reed
Iowa Departament of Corrections

November 28, 2021

Rest in peace sister

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

November 28, 2021

On this Thanksgiving Day I’d like to say thank you for your service and also say to your family that your sacrifice and service will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. God Speed Blue Angel.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 25, 2021

May the Lord surround your family with His angels and welcome you through the gates of Heaven! Thank you for your dedicated service to our local community and carrying out the Lords good deeds! You surely will never be forgotten, may you rest with Angels in peace ❤️

Thankful Community Member

November 24, 2021

Corrections Officer Russell,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

November 24, 2021

Officer Russell you were an amazing young women with whom I was blessed with in my life for several years. You left behind 3 amazing sons who will never let your legacy stop. Your fiancé is an amazing man as well and will continue to love you always. We got it from here your BCP family will handle the rest. Many prayers being sent to your family and friends.

Kristy Yingling
Friend of the family

November 23, 2021

Rest In Peace sister. Your service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

November 23, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Sister and Hero in Corrections Officer Rhonda Jean Russell. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home into his loving arms where she will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to her Family, Friends and all Members of Blair County Prison, Pennsylvania.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

November 23, 2021

To Corrections Officer Rhonda Jean Russell's family, friends and coworkers: I am terribly sorry for your loss. Rhonda is in God's hands now and will watch over her. God's Speed Ma'am.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

November 22, 2021

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